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Privacy Policy

Information about who uses our website

We collect a certain amount of data about the people visiting our website. This is anonymous and is used only to make sure that we are providing content that people are using and finding useful.

Our webserver and Google Analytics may collect certain information such as:

  • IP addresses
  • host names
  • domain name
  • the time and date information is requested
  • the browser version and platform when information is requested

We use this information to produce aggregate visitor statistics in relation to which pages are being accessed. We may also use it to monitor usage patterns on this website in order to improve navigation and design features to help you get information more easily. This information is collated and provided to us as daily log files. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive while they are visiting a particular website and it contains simple information about the user’s identity but no personal information. We may use cookies on our website to store passwords, so that it is not necessary to provide a password for every visit to our website. We may also use cookies to track the interests of our users so that we can subsequently enhance their experience on our website.

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Information about people who contact us

The BDA has a legitimate interest in monitoring our contact with members of the public, professionals and potential leads in related businesses and other potential contacts. We may use these contacts to inform research or other work where we believe that the person or organisation being contacted has a clear and valid connection or interest to what we are doing.

Who has access to the information we store?

All data held is stored in secure systems that are only accessible by NHS staff members and our contracted business service providers, such as IT support and so on. We make every effort to ensure that your information is safe and private, and third party providers will only have access to data where it is vital to the service they provide to us

The ‘Patient Webinars’ website will only share personal information in rare cases where there is a clear need or value in doing so. In most cases, any information about our members is anonymous – for example, we might report on the number of members in a particular town, but we would not identify the individual members to an outside organisation or individual. 

This website does not sell the names or contact information of members to anyone. We will, on occasion, send communications on behalf of our partners or sister organisations for research purposes; these will always be optional, and it will be made clear where the information from surveys or other responses will be going.

All partnerships like this are assessed on a case-by-case basis against our commitment to and legitimate interest in the development and support of dietetics and healthcare in the United Kingdom.